Saturday, May 31, 2008

pain perdu

The French can't call it 'French Toast' - their name for it is 'pain perdu' or 'lost bread'. And rather than eating it for breakfast, as we do here in North America, they (more reasonably, I think) have it for dessert. We had some for breakfast this morning, partly to celebrate Phillip's sleeping until 7:00. Usually it's between 5:30 and 6:00, so sleeping longer was a treat. So was the pain perdu, of which Phillip was a huge fan. Here's the recipe, loosely from The Joy of Cooking.

4 eggs
2/3 cup milk or cream (we used milk)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

sliced bread

Whisk first four ingredients together. Dip bread in egg mixture until saturated, and cook in a hot buttered pan on medium heat until golden on both sides. Serve hot with maple syrup, fresh fruit, icing sugar, or all of the above.

What a lovely Saturday breakfast!

I spent my Friday evening updating my Etsy shop. I have a Father's Day showcase spot today, so I wanted to have things looking spiffy. And I'll be making more soap tomorrow, so I'll have fun planning that while Phillip's napping today. And while he's awake, we're going to play, play play! Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Well that is very interesting. I love this type of bread anytime. And yes, I can see it as a dessert.